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Name: Brian S.
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Age: 30s.
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Date: 2001-2002


Question:
I wish to create a lab with a a small pith ball and an E-field. I would like to suspend a pith ball in an E-field and watch it deflect like a pendulum and measure the angle.

My problem is how can I create an E-field? any ideas?


Replies:
Take an aluminum pie pan and tape an insulator handle (wood or plastic) to the inside as a handle. Charge up a latex balloon with fur. Transfer the charge from the balloon to the pan. That should work. If you have an electrophorous instead of a balloon, that will work, too.

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